Marry me tonight. Columbus Wedding Photography

Sarah and Jimmy. Married.

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Adorable matching robes. Makes me want to get married again so I can have beautiful bridesmaids and play dress up. 🙂
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Sarah and her Mom just nuzzled noses like this right after she put on her dress.  She says they do it all the time.  LOVE.
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STUNNING.  I really did NO retouching here.  NONE!
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And you guys wanna see the BEST COLOR COMBO?!
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And Sarah chose her bridesmaids based on their very fitting, wedding themed, tattoos.  🙂
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This is the groom’s sister.  I just love it SO.  Great capture Ana. I’m sure I was saying something totally goofy for this reaction.
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OH-IO!
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Look at this handsome guy.  (Loving the bridesmaid here!  Sarah, you may wanna watch out for her!)
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The bride gifted the groom these cufflinks.  Marry me tonight… 5:30  …Love you forever 9-14-13
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Right before the ceremony, the couple held hands and shared a few words without seeing each other.
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It’s time!
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What a BEAUTIFUL day at Scioto Reserve.
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Just one of the guys…

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and the guys were feeling pretty.

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OH MY GOODNESS.  So dreamy.  Wedding day fave, right here.
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Her vision, color and details were just amazing.
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Sarah and James asked guests to write wishes, inside jokes and memories on pieces of paper.  Then choose a year for them to open it.  Some of these love notes they won’t see until their 25th year of marriage. How cool!
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Cheers to that.
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My favorite part of the day.. Jimmy surprised Sarah with a video slideshow.  This wasn’t just any slideshow.  Without Sarah knowing, he had someone film their proposal.  He saved the video and stills and put together this very touching slideshow.
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Needless to say, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
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True love, right here.
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And everyone can see it.  They all circled around the couple and laughed and enjoyed the first dance.  Everyone.  Happy.
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This just cracks me up.  I guess all the dancing really was exhausting.  I love how they have napkins under their heads.

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…And they lived happily ever after.

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Behind the scenes with Crystal Jo Foto. Where ALL the fun happens!  Even when you are 36 weeks pregnant.  Thanks for trusting me, Sarah and Jimmy!

This lovely mother-of-the-bride held my bum so I wouldn’t fall while taking photos of the bride on this bench. We couldn’t stop laughing as she held my toosh!

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Love you, Light Girl.  Thank you for a fabulous wedding season.  I’m sure you are SO happy you won’t have to carry everything!  You’re next in line for a baby bump.

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And to this beautiful couple.  I’m amazed by your love and happy spirits.  I wish you all the happiness in this big, crazy world.  You’ll find a special message from me on your 25th wedding anniversary.  I hope I’m still making beautiful photographs for you and you aren’t like, “Who is Crystal Jo?!”  Tee hee hee.  Atleast you’ll have this pretty picture to remember…
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To view a beautiful slideshow, click HERE.  If you would like to register your email address and see all 600+ photos from their BIG day, click HERE.

Their creative team…

Reception and Ceremony Site- Scioto Reserve Country Club
Photography – Crystal Jo Foto
Caterer- Scioto Reserve Country Club
Cake- The Cake Studio
Flowers- Hilliard Floral
DJ/Band- Steve from Night Music
Ceremony Music- Tiffany Envid, harpist
Hair and Make up- Wedding Hair of Ohio
Wedding Planner- Ann Marie Orren of Scioto Reserve Country Club
Invitations- Wedding Paper Divas
Jewelry- Etsy
Rehearsal dinner-Vittoria’s Italian Restaurant
Wedding gown designer- Alfred Angelo

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Their songs….

processional- canon in d, Spanish dance and the bridal chorus
recessional- wedding recessional by Mendelssohn
grand entrance- now that we found love, heavy d and the boys and bring em out, TI
first dance- wanted, Hunter Hayes
cake cutting- how sweet it is to be loves by you
father/daughter- daddy’s little angel
mother/son- Celine dion, because you loved me
last dance- Piano Man, Billy Joel
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Their memories…

What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Sarah-when jimmy surprised me with the video of our proposal
Jimmy-watching Sarah walk down the aisle

What was your favorite detail?
Sarah-our cake topper made to look like us
Jimmy-engraved cufflinks Sarah gave to me right before the ceremony

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Sarah-enjoy it and don’t stress. It happens way to fast!
Jimmy-its a lot of planning for a short day. Don’t stress the details and enjoy working together.

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Sarah-Not a thing. Everything was perfect!
Jimmy-Not a thing!

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
St. Lucia.

How was your experience with Crystal Jo Foto? If you have a favorite memory with her, please share it.
Crystal Jo was amazing and so much fun to work with. I loved all of her little tricks to get us to smile and relax and make beautiful pictures. Our only regret is not being about to see her stand on her head whole taking a picture. But she was 8 months pregnant 😉  (Thanks friends!  You all were very easy and fun!  And I’ll make it up to you at our next session… I’ll stand on my head!)

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Crystal Jo

Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.

3 Comments

  1. Rochelle Bailey on October 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    This is so cute!! I randomly came across your page as a friend of mine had her photos done through you (I believe!). I just wanted to say I absolutely LOVE looking at all of your photos and your blog. You do such a great job 🙂



  2. Keri Kelly Sharp on October 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Wow!! I don’t even know this couple I was just viewing your page and I am in tears at how beautiful the pictures are. The bride is gorgeous and the way you captured each moment of the wedding is pure talent!!



  3. Marisa Miller on October 9, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Love! Love! Love! Every time I see a new picture you have taken I get so excited for our big day! Beautiful and so fun!



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